- Created: October 2, 2016
- Updated: February 8, 2017
- Distance Instructions
- Distance 2 km
- Duration 28 min
- AVG speed 4.0 km/h
- Min altitude 0 m
- Peak 0 m
- Climb 0 m
- Descent 0 m
Pittencrieff Park (The Glen) is located in Dunfermline’s town centre.
The 76 acre park was gifted to the people of Dunfermline by Andrew Carnegie and is a wonderful place for a walk.
You can find out more about the park by visiting its website at https://goo.gl/VyqZ7Y
I used to work in the town centre and this route is one I walked every lunch time to get away from the desk for a while. Although it is not a long walk it does encompass a mix of different types of paths and steps and is not suitable for people with limited walking ability. However there are lots of different paths around the park which can be enjoyed by all.
The route begins at the St Catherine’s Wynd entrance to the Park directly opposite Dunfermline Abbey. Shortly after entering the park you see steps leading up to Malcolm Canmore’s Tower. The steps and path on their section of the route can be very slippery in the winter so take care. Follow the path past the ruins of the tower and onwards down in to the heart of the wooded area of the park following the course of the burn that runs through the park. Watch out for squirrels and peacocks as you make you way along the path.
As you come out of the wooded area you will then head up the hill towards the centre of the park with the Glen Pavilion on your left and Pittencrieff House museum and the park gardens to your right. The pavilion has a nice cafe to stop off at should you need a cuppa.
Passing the pavilion you then head past the play park and up the slope towards the statue of Andrew Carnegie and onwards towards the grand main gates to the park which lead you to the lower part of the town’s High Street.
There are a few geocaches hidden in the park and several around the town itself.
This route is a great one for young families as there is lots to see and do in the park and is one of my kids favourite places to explore.
Route shared with Walk Fife by Sean Makin
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